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Library Policy:

Materials available to COP members only.
$20 check for borrowed materials deposit.
Two week loan period.
Contact office (AT) outdoor-purstuits.org or 614/442-7901 for library loans.


Instructional Books:

  • ACA Introduction to Paddling - Canoeing basics for lakes and rivers (1996)
  • ACA Kayak and Canoe Games - by Laurie Gullion (1996)
  • ACA Knots for Paddlers - Charlie Walbridge (1995)
  • ACA River Safety Report 1992-1995 - Walbridge (1996)
  • ACA River Safety Report 1996-1999 - Walbridge (2000)
  • Basic River Canoeing - McNair, McNair, Landry (1985)
  • Basic River Canoeing - Robert E. McNair (1968)
  • Building Your Kevlar Canoe - James Moran (1995)
  • Canoeing & Kayaking Instructor's Manual - American Canoe Association (1987)
  • Canoeing by Dave Harrison
  • Kayak Essentials - Bob Beazley (NOC) (1995)
  • The Kayaking Sourcebook, by Cecil Kuhne (1998).
  • Path of the Paddle: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Canoeing - Bill Mason (1995)
  • Recreational WW Canoeing: Instructor Guide (1978)
  • River Rescue - Les Bechel and Slim Ray (1985)
  • River Safety Report 1982-1985 - Charlie Walbridge (1986)
  • Sea Kayaking by Nigel Foster
  • Standard First Aid - American Red Cross (1988)
  • Surf Every Wave - Tom Fost and Kel Kelly (1995)
  • The Bombproof Roll and Beyond - Paul Dutky (1993)
  • The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking - Derek Hutchinson (1994)
  • The Essential Sea Kayaker: A Complete Course for the Open Water Paddler - David Seidman (1992)
  • Thrill of the Paddle: The Art of Whitewater Canoeing - Paul Mason & Mark Scriver (1999)
  • Whitewater and Sea Kayaking - Kent Ford (1995)
  • Whitewater Canoeing - William O. Sandreuter (1976)
  • Whitewater Handbook - Urban & Williams (1981)
  • Whitewater Handbook - Urban/Williams Appalachian Mtn. Club (1981)
  • Whitewater Kayaking: Adventure Sports - Ray Rowe (1988)
  • Whitewater Racing - Evans and Burton (1980)
  • Whitewater Rescue Manual - Walbridge/Sundmacher (1995)
  • Whitewater Rescue Manual: New Techniques for Canoeists, Kayakers, and Rafters - Charlie Walbridge & Wayne A. Sundmacher Sr. (1995)
  • Youghiogheny: Appalachian River - Palmer (1984)

Guide Books:

  • Appalachian WW Vol I: The Southern Mountains (KY, TN, AL, GA, NC, and SC) - Sehlinger, Nealy, et. al.(1994)
  • Appalachian WW Vol II: Central Mountains (DE, MD, WV & PA) - Grove, Kirby, et al.(1987)
  • Arkansas Whitewater (1978)
  • Canoeing 10 Great Rivers in Maine - Eben Thomas (1973)
  • Canoeing and Kayaking Ohio Streams: An access Guide for Paddlers and Anglers, by Gillen/Combs.(1994)
  • Canoeing Guide to Western PA and Northern WV (1987)
  • Flowing Free - River Conservation Fund (1977)
  • New England White Water - Ray Gabler (1975)
  • Ohio's Scenic Rivers Program: A Citizens' Guide -River's Unlimited (1998)
  • Whitewater Home Companion: SE River I - Nealy (1981)
  • Whitewater Home Companion: SE River II - Nealy (1984)
  • Wildwater WV: Northern Streams (Vol I) - Davidson, Eister, Davidson (1985)
  • Wildwater WV: Southern Streams (Vol II) - Davidson, Eister, Davidson (1985)

Entertainment Books:

  • A Boat in our Baggage: Around the World with a Kayak (1995)
  • Baja to Patagonia: Latin American Adventures - Larry Rice (1993)
  • Canoe Country Wilderness: Canoe Trails and Tales from the BWCA, Quetico, and Beyond - William N. Rom, M.D. (1987)
  • Georgie Clark: Thirty Years of River Running
  • Never Turn Back: The Life of Whitewater Pioneer Walt Blackadar (1994)
  • Paddle to the Amazon - Starkell (1988)
  • Rivers End: A collection of bedtime stories for Paddlers - edited by Bill Sedivy (1995)
  • Youghiogheny: Appalachian River - Palmer (1984)

Instructional Videos:

  • A Second Helping: Review of Kayak Basics (NOC)
  • Cold, Wet, and Alive (hypothermia video)
  • Grace Under Pressure (Tom DeCuir/Joe Holt - rolling video)
  • Kayak 101: Mastering the Basics (Joe Holt)
  • Kayaker's Edge (Kent Ford - basics)
  • Margin for Error
  • Mohawk video (open canoe-Mohawk propaganda)
  • Path of the Paddle: Quietwater (basic canoe instruction)
  • Path of the Paddle: Whitewater (basic canoe instruction)
  • Performance Sea Kayaking
  • Pivot Point: Canoe Stroke Progression (NOC)
  • Play Daze (Ken Whiting)
  • Rescue 911 (re-enactment of raft rescue in Alaska)
  • Soar (Ken Whiting/Chris Emerick)
  • Solo Playboating (canoe)
  • The C-1 Challenge (Kent Ford)
  • Uncalculated Risk
  • Whitewater Primer
  • Whitewater Self Defense (1999 up-to date safety/rescue- Kent Ford/Charlie Walbridge)

Entertainment Videos:

  • Tales of the Paddlesnakes
  • Triple Crown 2000 (IR rodeo competition video)
  • Twitch 2000


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